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Debashis Chatterjee

  • Managing Emotions

    08/05/2017, Debashis Chatterjee
    I was listening to Bollywood’s leading star Shahrukh Khan talk about a new generation of professional actors. These acto...
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  • Project Bliss

    01/04/2017, Debashis Chatterjee
    If you want a minute of happiness, let a spoonful of ice cream melt on your tongue. The ice cream may stay a short while...
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  • Power of Parity: Hero versus She-ro

    02/03/2017, Debashis Chatterjee
    In a recent conference of women CEOs, I heard that behind every successful woman at work was she herself. When I was inv...
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  • 7 Invincible Ideas To Live By In 2017

    31/01/2017, Debashis Chatterjee
    Re-imagine yourself this year. Think through these seven ideas and choose which ones to embrace and implement. Here is w...
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  • I Queue: Decoding Queue Psychology

    31/12/2016, Debashis Chatterjee
    A queue is about identity. It is a social invention. A queue can put you in a pecking order with reference to significan...
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  • Leadership = Plumbing + Poetry

    01/12/2016, Debashis Chatterjee
    James March, one of my teachers, defines leadership like no one else has. Even if you are not a plumber or a poet, you w...
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Jamuna Pai

  • Sparkle & Oomph

    08/05/2017, Jamuna Pai
    I am always in a rush to reach work on time and often apply make-up on the bus or in a train. Will my make up get contam...
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  • No Ifs, Only Butts

    02/03/2017, Jamuna Pai
    I am a 40-year-old woman working in an international company. I have wrinkles on my hands, which make them look rough an...
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  • Youthful Charm

    31/01/2017, Jamuna Pai
    Permanent make-up seems to be quite popular these days. Please elaborate on the procedure. Can one change the make-up to...
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  • Skincare Guide

    31/12/2016, Jamuna Pai
    As we gear up to ring in the New Year, how about paying some attention to our skin and make some healthy resolutions kee...
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  • Alluring Looks

    01/12/2016, Jamuna Pai
    Q. Bronzers seem to be very in these days. How should one use them correctly? Are they as safe as other make-up?  A: Bro...
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  • DIY Tips

    02/11/2016, Jamuna Pai
    Q: The festive season takes a toll on our skin. Are there any instant ways to revive it, considering that beauty parlour...
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MJ Akbar

  • Vote For Progress

    08/05/2017, M J Akbar
    Blood, famously, has no religion. Poverty goes a step further: it has neither caste nor creed. What separates haves from...
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  • Life In A Light Bulb

    01/04/2017, M J Akbar
    Khushwant Singh was never a journalist’s journalist; he was an author’s journalist. He brought the narrative sweep of an...
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  • The Indian Is No Longer Alone

    02/03/2017, M J Akbar
    Why did Mahatma Gandhi make non-violence a non-negotiable requirement of the mass movement that won us our freedom? You ...
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  • Modi’s Historic Move

    31/01/2017, M J Akbar
    The rationale for the most transformative event of 2016 is uncomplicated. All cash transactions are not corrupt. But eve...
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  • Platform Tourism In Calcutta

    31/12/2016, M J Akbar
    Is Calcutta’s Howrah the only railway station in the world that stocks Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species By Mean...
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  • The Universe Has Ears

    10/10/2016, M J Akbar
    As an enquiry, science has generally left me perplexed. During first encounters in school, physics was a bit of blank an...
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Ashali Varma

  • Valley Of Fear

    08/05/2017, Ashali Varma
    The news from around the world is grim. Sweden, UK, and Egypt have suffered terror attacks. Jammu and Kashmir is witness...
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  • Cheque, Mate, So Long, Black Money

    02/03/2017, Ashali Varma
    We came back after a 20-year stint abroad to India and the first thing one heard was how much by cheque and how much in ...
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  • Is China Supporting Terrorism?

    31/01/2017, Ashali Varma
    The Chinese Dragon has always been viewed with some trepidation ever since the Korean War. I have read many books writte...
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  • Taking Notes

    31/12/2016, Ashali Varma
    On November 8, 2016, two significant events took place. In the US, where I was, Donald Trump was elected as President an...
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  • Desert Storm

    01/12/2016, Ashali Varma
    What do the recent spate of terror attacks in Bangladesh, Turkey and Iraq have in common? They are all inspired by the W...
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  • Smack Pak?

    10/10/2016, Ashali Varma
    For the last 30 years Pakistan has been using its terror proxies to wage war against India. They have hijacked planes; s...
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S B S Surendran

  • Creating Beneficial Spaces

    08/05/2017, S B S Surendran
    Adapting the science of Vaastu or Feng Shui from the inception of a project can prevent costly mistakes. By incorporatin...
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  • Empowering Women

    02/03/2017, S B S Surendran
    The International Women’s Day was celebrated for the first time on March 19, 1911 in Germany, Austria, Denmark and Switz...
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  • Plot Luck

    31/01/2017, S B S Surendran
    To ensure that a space is filled with good energy and is vibrantthe living space has to be balanced and it must have the...
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  • How The Cock Will Crow

    31/12/2016, S B S Surendran
    The Year 2017 is year known as The Year of the Yin Fire Metal Rooster – DING YOU. Rooster is the 10th animal in the 12 C...
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  • Aligning Prosperity

    01/12/2016, S B S Surendran
    Designing and placing the main door and door frame is an essential part of constructing a building. Using the right dime...
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  • Clean Living, Healthy Living

    02/11/2016, S B S Surendran
    Feng Shui is the art of creating a happy living environment at  home, one that ushers in good energy and benefits  whthe...
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Barkha 'N' Sonzal

  • Romance Your Wardrobe

    11/07/2014, Barkha 'N' Sonzal
    Love is in the air, and Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Whether you’re going out of town or planning for a co...
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  • Flatter Your Figure

    11/07/2014, Barkha 'N' Sonzal
    Singer and television personality Nicole Scherzinger once said,“It’s important for a woman to feel good in her clothes. ...
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  • Trend Watch

    09/07/2014, Barkha 'N' Sonzal
    WOMEN Q. Cropped tops are hot this summer, but not everybody can wear them. Please giveus tips on how this style can be ...
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Shobhaa De

  • Holy Cow?

    08/05/2017, Shobhaa De
    Go on... call me a “cow”. I’ll accept that as a compliment. Seriously. Millions of women across India are happy to be co...
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  • Bollywood, Modi And The Donald

    02/03/2017, Shobhaa De
    I watched two Bollywood blockbusters, Kaabil and Raees, back to back last week. If one overlooks the gratuitous violence...
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  • Love In The Time Of Scoops

    31/01/2017, Shobhaa De
    Just as 2016 was winding down and the overall mood was pretty gloomy (Narendra Modi was still playing Marie Antoinette a...
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  • Winter Of Discontent

    31/12/2016, Shobhaa De
    Seriously! Ever since the demon of demonetisation (how does one say it in Gujarati?) raised its far from pretty head on ...
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  • Down The Hill

    01/12/2016, Shobhaa De
    If only Hillary Clinton had revealed this side to her personality earlier, she might have broken through that glass ceil...
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  • Outside Metros: A New India Rising

    10/10/2016, Shobhaa De
    I am Raipur-returned — and proud of it. Raipur? Yup. In Chhattisgarh. When I mentioned I was invited there to address a ...
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